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Shared editing of PSD file with without a monthly fee

I need to be able to share a mock-up of a PSD file with another editor without a monthly fee.

So far, I have tried pixlr.com and fotor.com but neither solution seems fully capable of this type of shared editing of a fully layered PSD file.

Assistance in finding a completely web-based solution for this would be greatly appreciated.
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Scott Fell

8/22/2022 - Mon
Emily Phelan

For clarification, what does the other editor need to achieve? Full Photoshop capabilities, commentary, developer specs, or something else?
Ted Penner

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some photoshop capabilities
Emily Phelan

GIMP is free and supports PSD files (import and export), but some layers don't translate as well (effects may need to be rasterized or flattened). It's open-source and constantly being updated though.

I see many experts tout IrfanView, but I have not used this myself. I believe it is also limited to Windows OS.

If this is someone you trust, Adobe does allow install for 2 machines; however, this was intended for designers with multiple devices, not multiple users.
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Ted Penner

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I'm looking for an online image editor that will allow me to share the web-based editing without having to manage local files at all.
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Emily Phelan

I quick search led me to two more options. I have not used them myself; However, they both open PSDs and include layer editing:

https://www.photopea.com/ (free for 30 days)

https://www.freephototool.com/ (free forever?)
Ted Penner

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So far, I have tried photopea.com, freephototool.com, and imgur.com and none of them appear to allow you to share an image that you are currently working on, online, with a second editor.

Scott had the best solution thus far but I am not quite there with it https://www.screencast.com/t/ykISlaZLYhLn
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Scott Fell

if what you're trying to do is see edit history, then I would save the PSD file on Dropbox. then every time you save the PSD file there will be history in dropbox.com. you'll still have to edit a PSD file locally but as you save it it will upload to Dropbox automatically. every save will become a version that you can get back at any time while at dropbox.com. this is how I work on my own projects.
Scott Fell

what I meant is to work on the PSD file why the PSD file is on a local Dropbox folder. then you don't have to think about uploading Dropbox it will be done automatically with every save.
Scott Fell

I just found this the other day and have not had a chance to try it out   https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/


I have seen mixed reviews from ok to very good. The problem with most reviews is I don't trust whey they are written. I do think this is worth checking out though  https://www.techradar.com/reviews/affinity-publisher

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